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Paul Quinn College Breaks Ground on Trammell S. Crow Living and Learning Center, First New Building on Campus in 40 Years


More than $7 million raised by community partners for building

Paul Quinn College (Paul Quinn), the creator of the Urban Work College
Model and one of the nation's most innovative colleges, broke ground on
its first new building on campus in 40 years, the Trammell S. Crow
Living and Learning Center.

The Trammell S. Crow Living and Learning Center will be LEED-certified
and will feature 30,000 sq. ft. of residential space and 10,000 sq. ft.
of classroom and office space. The building will also include a dance
studio and a 1,500-person capacity competitive gym.

"As Quinnites, we are charged to live by the standard of Isaiah 58:9-12,
which, among other things, commands us to be the restorers of streets
and dwellings," said Michael Sorrell, President of Paul Quinn College.
"Today, thanks to the generosity of Trammell S. Crow, the Simmons
Foundation, the Hillcrest Foundation, Houston's Church Without Walls,
our National Alumni Association, the African Methodist Episcopal Church,
and others, we live up to those words. The Crow Living and Learning
Center will be the first of many new structures built on this campus."

More than $7 million in donations and pledges has been raised for the
development of the Trammell S. Crow Living and Learning Center by
partners Mr. Trammell S. Crow, the Simmons Foundation, the Hillcrest
Foundation, the Paul Quinn College National Alumni Association,
Houston-based Church Without Walls, and others.

"I have been committed to the vision of Paul Quinn College for many
years and believe in the college," said Trammell S. Crow, Founder of
EarthX (formerly Earth Day). "Michael Sorrell is a true leader and has
brought together an incredible team of partners to build a place for
Paul Quinn College and its students to thrive. We are grateful for the
opportunity to partner with President Sorrell and Paul Quinn College on
this milestone."

The Trammell S. Crow Living and Learning Center will be designed by RBA
Architects. Crimson Building Company and Burchfield & Partners will
serve as the developers for the project.

The Texas Mezzanine Fund (TMF), a Community Development Financial
Institution and Community Development Entity promoting economic growth
in low and moderate-income communities throughout Texas, has allocated
$11.5 million of its $75 million in new market tax credits to the
project. The New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) Program is a federal tax
credit program that is designed to stimulate commercial investment in
low-income communities. Through TMF's NMTC program, it is able to
provide low-cost, flexible capital to support large-scale capital
investment in low-income census tracts throughout Texas. Partners in the
new market tax credits from TMF include PNC Bank, Butler Snow, and
Renaissance Capital Partners.

In a second ceremony, Paul Quinn College unveiled the Bishop and Dr.
John Hurst Adams and Family Lecture Hall and Auditorium. The
state-of-the-art lecture hall/auditorium, which is housed in the Adams
Administration Building, was funded in part by the friends and the
Family of Bishop and Dr. John Hurst Adams. The new auditorium will be
used for classes, speaking engagements, movie screenings, assemblies,
and meetings.

The new building groundbreaking and the lecture hall/auditorium
unveiling follows the announcement of PQC-Plano, the first site in the
planned national expansion of Paul Quinn College's Urban Work College
Model ("Model"). The Model aims to eradicate poverty through combining
higher education with access to quality jobs, secure housing, and
reduced student loan burden.

For more information on how to partner with Paul Quinn College, contact
Shayna Stonom at or


Paul Quinn College, one of the most innovative small colleges in
America, is a private, faith-based, four-year, liberal arts-inspired
college that was founded on April 4, 1872 by a group of African
Methodist Episcopal Church preachers in Austin, Texas. The school's
original purpose was to educate freed slaves and their offspring. Today,
Paul Quinn has become a model for urban higher education by focusing on
academic rigor, experiential learning, and entrepreneurship. The College
proudly educates students of all races and socio-economic classes under
the banner of its institutional ethos, WE over Me. Its mission is to
provide a quality, faith-based education that addresses the academic,
social, and Christian development of its students. The College's
president, Michael Sorrell, was recently named one of Fortune
magazine's World's
50 Greatest Leaders
and the HBCU Male President of the Year by HBCU
Digest for a record third time.

For more information on enrollment in either the Plano or Dallas campus
or for how to partner with Paul Quinn College, please visit

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